anomalous Zeeman effect
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anomalous Zeeman effect[ə′näm·ə·ləs ′zā‚män i‚fekt]
A type of splitting of spectral lines of a light source in a magnetic field which occurs for any line arising from a combination of terms of multiplicity greater than one; due to a nonclassical magnetic behavior of the electron spin.
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